Currently viable crafts


Glove making


The making of gloves, particularly in leather. For hand knitted woollen gloves, see the separate entry for knitting.


Status Currently viable
Craft category Leather; Textiles
Historic area of significance Yeovil, Somerset
Area currently practised
Origin in the UK
Current no. of professionals (main income)
Current no. of professionals (sideline to main income)
Current no. of trainees
Current total no. serious amateur makers
Current total no. of leisure makers
Minimum no. of craftspeople required






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Issues affecting the viability of the craft


Support organisations

Craftspeople currently known

An extensive list of British glove manufacturers, who undertake production in the UK can be found here.


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